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Take a Look at Bluetooth 5

After being unveiled in London last June, Bluetooth 5 was officially released on December 7, with a lot of features for IoT devices.

The Screening Room

Bluetooth 5

Learn about the history of Bluetooth and the new features of the Bluetooth 5 spec in this video from The Linux Foundation uploaded on February 28.

Bluetooth 5 is “twice the speed, four times the range and 800% data increase.” Sounds good to me.

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3 comments to Take a Look at Bluetooth 5

  • tracyanne

    >>>Bluetooth 5 is “twice the speed, four times the range and 800% data increase.” Sounds good to me.<<<

    That should be a real boon to Criminal Hackers, as more and more Internet of Unsecured Things become more prevalent. Sounds good to me too.

  • Mike

    It’s faster…yawn.

    Have they improved security at all? No?

    Well, I guess they have their priorities.

  • Andrew McGlashan

    Yep, above two comments say a lot more about it.

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